This year's recipients of the Garlan Prize in Philosophy, on the recommendation of the department, were Elizabeth Birchall '00 and Sean Franzel '00. Birchall's thesis, in philosophy-mathematics, was on Tarski's Algorithm, and Franzel's, in German-philosophy, was on Heidegger's philosophy of language. The prize, which includes a $300 gift certificate for philosophy books, was instituted by a group of alumni in honor of philosophy professor Edwin Garlan, who taught at Reed from 1946 to 1972.
Class of '21 Awards winners were Annick Elisabeth Chalier '00 and Gabriele Serena Hayden '00. Each student won $450. The award, endowed by gifts from Reed's class of 1921, recognizes "creative work of a notable character, involving an unusual degree of initiative and spontaneity." Chalier, an economics major, wrote her thesis on gender-based differences in a bargaining experiment. Hayden, an English major, wrote her thesis on the ethics of poetry in the work of Seamus Heaney.
Gabriele Hayden was also a recipient of the William T. Lankford III Humanities award, along with Caroline Place Cincotta '00; they were both given a check for $1,500 and copy of David Copperfield. The award recognizes accomplishment in the relations between history and literature, as well as potential for further academic achievement. It honors Lankford, who taught English and humanities at Reed from 1977 to 1983 and was a nationally recognized scholar of the works of Dickens. Cincotta, a history-literature major, wrote her thesis on Boris Savinkov and the representation of revolutionary terror.
Annick Chalier also received the Gerald M. Meier award for distinction in economics, on recommendation of the department. Gerald M. Meier '47 established the award in 1998. The award included $200 for the purchase of economics books.
Seven students received McGill Lawrence Internship Awards from Reed. Jody Boyer '00 will develop a gardening manual for Growing Gardens in Portland and produce an artist book. Carey Doyle '00 will work in Portland to create a hiring site for migrant day laborers. Jeff Flory '00 will teach English and U.S. cultural practices related to employment to immigrants and political refugees in Portland. Kimberly Loving Gaddis '02 will parti-cipate in a University of Natal program in South Africa that focuses on conservation development programs. Kate Miller '01 will study the effects of development in the Hunza Valley of Northern Pakistan. Armand Perry '02 will teach in the Summerbridge program, a division of AmeriCorps, in New Orleans. Monica Serrano '02 will assist in exhuming the remains of victims of massacres in Guatemala. Funded by a bequest from Marian McGill Lawrence, a longtime friend of Reed, and using matching student senate funds, the awards support students in low-paying or volunteer internships that place recipients in contact with diverse populations.
Four students received Service Learning Afield Grants from Reed. Nicholas N. Bentley '03 will be teaching Summerbridge classes to Portland middle school students who do not have the financial means to meet their full academic potential. Molly Dodge '03 will rehabilitate injured wildlife on the island of Paros, Greece, and help design a captive breeding program for the endangered Eleonora's falcon. Paul T. Manson '03 will explore and record the local perceptions of Inupiaq oil field workers on the Arctic sea in Alaska. Miriam Yarfitz '00 also received a grant; for more information, see page 20 of this issue.
Reed College Women's Committee presents "Art Scene-Art Seen"This lecture series will showcase internationally known artists and scholars of art discussing their work and the challenges facing the art world today.